While the Note 7 from Samsung has been officially recalled, getting rid of the phones is still a question that has yet to be answered. Will Samsung destroy them completely, or can their parts be repurposed or recycled and used for future products? Those are decisions that have yet to be made, but here’s a scary alternative.
According to a report from The Investor (via Phandroid), they have suggested that one of the options Samsung is considering is to sell refurbished units of the Note 7 in markets such as India and Vietnam. That way it won’t be a complete loss and Samsung won’t have to dispose of so many units.
It’s not a bad idea, except that at the moment Samsung still has no idea as to why the Note 7 handsets were exploding to begin with. There are speculations that it could be the design of the phone that caused it to explode, while some are still suggesting that it could be due to a flaw in the battery’s production.
In any case should this be any regular phone, refurbished units are a good way to attract new customers who might have otherwise been put off by the price. However we’re also pretty sure that the last thing Samsung wants are headlines in 2017 that refurbished Note 7 handsets are exploding, right? What do you guys think? Should this be considered or should Samsung just destroy all the units?
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